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Hotels & Leisure Lawyers

As an owner, investor, lender or operator in the hotels and leisure sector, you encounter complex business problems on a daily basis. In addition to managing your real estate assets, you face issues relating to employment, corporate, environment, tax, tenant and construction matters, often across borders. With over 100 specialists in 39 countries, we can advise you on development, M&A, leases, management and franchising, tax, construction, financing and structuring. Our mixed client base means we also advise banks, accountants and administrators, giving us an all-round view of your key issues.

CMS lawyers lead strategically in the sector, providing eight of the ten largest hotel chains in Europe with expert advice. This means you get access to the latest information, ideas and opportunities. We can introduce you to other sector players, including operators, purchasers, vendors, construction firms, financiers and investors. Such contacts can prove invaluable to your business. If you are involved in a distressed asset situation, our real estate restructuring lawyers can help sell your hotel or leisure asset out of insolvency. In the event of a dispute, our industry experts can guide you through the litigation process, ensuring you the best outcome.

Examples of deals completed in 2015: acquisition by a private investor of the La Demeure hotel in Paris; Sale by 21 Centrale Partners of its stake in Vacalians Group in Permira; Acquisition by a private industrialist of the Ibis Convention 15 Hotel in Paris, etc.

 
Aline Divo
Aline Divo
Partner
Vice Chairman of the firm's Advisory Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Aline Divo is a partner in the Real Estate Legal Department. She works in real estate law and in particular in the following areas: commercial leases, hotel leases, off-plan leases, building leases...
Benoit Gomel
Benoît Gomel
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Benoît Gomel joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2015
Hains-Thomas
Thomas Hains
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Thomas Hains joined CMS Francis Lefebvre en 2008. Partner in the M&A/Corporate/Private Equity department, Thomas assists strategic investors, family offices and family-owned groups of companies, investment...
Arnaud-Valverde
Arnaud Valverde
Senior Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Arnaud is a senior associate in the Real Estate department, and specializes in property management, commercial leases (in particular leases in a future state of completion), professional leases, residential...
Claire Le Gloanec
Claire Le Gloanec
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Claire is an associate in our real estate department. Claire advises French and international investors, developers and users on real estate law issues. She is involved in the acquisition, sale, commercial...
Lucie Menerault
Lucie Menerault
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Lucie Menerault joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2018. Lucie advises clients, drafts legal documents, and participates in real estate litigation, primarily in construction law. She also assists with real...